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and there are some big races on the ballot in washington d.c. some people are waiting in line for hours in order to cast their ballots. bruce johnson joins us now from american elementary school in northwest washington. -- from merch elementary school in northwest washington. >>reporter: hi, jc, we're off reno road in northwes washington. the precinct 33, merch elementary school turnout all morning long has been brisk. most people here voting by paper ballot, some 700 paper ballots have been cast by late morning. now, obviously the presidential race, obama/romney is driving a lot of this traffic, but also you've got some highly- contested local races. incumbents michael brown facing stiff challenges. you've got a couple of charter issues that are extremely important here. one of them says that people convicted of felonies can no longer seek public office. you might think that's a stretch, well, we've had two councilmembers who have pled guilty to felonies, one serving prison time right now and another one awaiting sentencing, that being the council chairman. we were also at shepherd elementary
and the other does not. john donvan, abc news, washington. >> well done john, as always. >>> remember join the abc news >> live and in hd, this is abc 7 news at -- this is "good morning . morning: washington." >> we know what change looks like. >> your vote and work here in new hampshire will help me become the next president of the united states. >> today is the day. president obama and mitt romney have spent months on the road. and countless television ads. today voters decide which men will lead this country for the next four year. good morning washington. it is tuesday, november 6. >> could morning to you. we will get right over to our meteorologist. >> the call this morning of the season so far. a freeze warning in effect -- the coldest morning of the season so far. if these warning in effect. until 9:00 this morning. look at those temperatures. 27 in frederick in gaithersburg and dulles. reagan national still above the freezing mark at 35. 25 and the martinsburg. -- 25 in martinsburg. 45 by noon. no big weather problems to prevent you from getting out and voting. w
. >> more controversy before the race. "fifty shades of grey." "good morning washington" at 5:00 a.m. start now. >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington." >> good morning. it is tuesday, november 6. election day. >> but by yesterday morning was cold. -- we thought yesterday morning was cold. morning of the season. temperatures freezing in most of the area. 29 at dulles. 27 in gaithersburg. 25 in frederick. i think will be it for a lot of us. freeze warnings in effect as a result across the metro area. even stretching towards the eastern shore. that will be in effect until 9:00 this morning when we finally make it above the three -- above the freezing mark at 38 degrees. by noon, partly cloudy skies. 47. nothing to prevent you from getting out and voting. if you have to stand in line, it will be chilly and the wind will be a little brisk. so you want to dress appropriately with gloves and hats. coastal storm right around the corner. more details in a second. let's check on traffic this morning. >> i think it will be spread out a little bit more with election day. we normally see
in the d.c. area. good morning washington. it's 5:00 a.m.. >> so glad you're with us on this wednesday morning november 7. i'm steve chenevey. >> and i'm cynne simpson. let's get right over to jacqui jeras with the latest on this chilly forecast. >> yeah, it's cold. we're on snowflake watch for later on today. the first flakes. season will be possible by this evening. we've got a little moisture out there right now, but for the most part, it's going to be a cloudy, windy, and cold date. once we get through the coastal storm, we'll have a warmer weekend ahead. that's the good news. let's start you out, though, by showing you some of the moisture. we're seeing it over the delmarva peninsula and into the chesapeake bay. all that i've seen so far has been rain, not snow, so tweet me if you're seeing a few snowflakes mixed in. but i think for the most part, that will happen later this afternoon and this evening. 41 at reagan national. 37 at dulles. this will mostly be an event to the east of us. temperatures holding pretty steady in the upper 30's to
's carriage accident and his return to washington, the famous state in which lincoln walks through richmond and then he returns to washington. the first thing lincoln does is go straight for the train station to see his friends who were in bed and seward wakes up and the two of them talk a while. seward cannot set up. in order to converse more comfortably, lincoln gets into bed with him, leaning on his elbow, and the two of them shot for an hour. >> how do we know? >> frederick's memoire, the son, and fannie seward, the daughter, kept a wonderful diary. >> he is 64. how old are his sons, augustus, frederick, and fannie? >> fannie is 19. augustus is late 20's. frederick, early 20's. >> they are young. what was the assassin's name? >> alternative names. lewis powell. late 20's. not more than that. a confederate veteran. a big man. 6 feet, 3 inches. it would have been army patrols immediately after the assassination. armed guards are around after, but no, no one protecting the secretary of state. some scholars think booth realized in the event of the debt of both the president and the vice pre
>>> and now from washington's leading news station, this is news4 at 6:00. >>> story continues to unfold in the resignation of general david petraeus. new details tonight about a second woman that led to the fbi investigation. >>> veterans day commemorations across the country. how thousands in our area honored members of the armed forces today. >>> and good evening, everyone. i'm jim rosenfield. there were events all over the d.c. area today to honor our war heroes. the president began the day laying a wreath at the tomb of the unknown solder in arlington. he thanked all military members for their service and said their contributions would not be forgotten. derek ward has a look at some of the other ways the area paid tribute to our veterans today. >> reporter: wheelchairs lined up with military precision awaiting this morning muster, a solemn wreath laying ceremony at the wreath laying ceremony on a day we pause to give them thanks. >> i really appreciate them doing this for us. >> on behalf of the boy scouts of america, i present this flag. >> reporter: older veterans would
of washington, i've never been more hopeful about our future. >> four more years. president obama is reelected in a race that wasn't as close as many anticipated. >> former governor tim kaine defeats george allen after a hard fought, expensive, 19-month campaign. >> and maryland residents weigh in on a whole host of issues from gambling to same-sex marriage and make history in the process. good morning. thanks for getting up with us. i'm aaron gilchrist. >> and i'm eun yang for this morning after election night. this morning the long and hard fought presidential election is over with president barack obama voted into office for a second term. >> it is a decisive victory for the president, at least in the electoral college. take a look at the race. to 270 in terms of electoral votes, president obama wins with 303 over former massachusetts governor mitt romney's 200 electoral votes, this without florida, which is still considered too close to call with 97% of the precincts reporting, although president obama does have a narrow lead. >> the president picked up many battlegrounds states, including
look outside at the washington monument to get things started on this week. >> just makes things disappear. good morning. i'm sarah simmons i'm wisdom martin. welcome to fox 5 morning news. i don't know how to follow that except to change the subject and talk about schools. some school closings in garrett county, maryland. northern high school, northern middle school, hickory environmental education center and grantsville elementary are closed due to water problems. all other schools in garrett county are open on time today. >> let's check in with tucker now to get the latest on our weather. >> good morning. cold start to our day. got some cloud cover moving through. that is holing temperatures up a little bit. we are in the mid-30s. -- that is holding temperatures up a little bit. a cool afternoon. >> okay. cool, not cold. >> yeah, right there. >> windy? >> breezy. >> he's correcting everything you say. >> i'm glad you asked. it is 43 degrees at reagan national. 40 at dulles. 41 at bwi marshall. as you showed you a few minutes ago, much of the area in the 30s at this hour. we've
to be joining tom. tom and i will be anchoring some of those at nbc washington.com starting at 7:00. so join us there. you can tell us about your voting experience. you can tweet us at nbcwashington #decision 2012. >>> all eyes on a coastal storm that could smack the new jersey and new york coastlines again. >> while you'll be doing a lot of work for this election, i will be doing no extra work for this storm. that should tell you something. during sandy, we were here the entire time. this storm is not going to be anything like that in our area at all. yes, i think we'll see some wins. yes, i think we'll see maybe a little rain and snow. this is not going to have a big impact on our area. it is going to take shape. not much of an impact on our weather. we're just on the cold side. 45 degrees. winds out of the east at nine miles per hour. temperatures around the rest of the region into the 30s already. in winchester, 39 degrees. 49 in gaithersburg. 43 in manassas. it is a very cold night. this storm will affect us at least a little bit in parts of the area. i'll show you who gets what and when c
all the hardship we've been through, despite all the frustrations of washington, i've never been more hopeful about our future. >> reporter: president obama returns to the white house this afternoon. moving forward, the president says he'll work across party lines to focus on a number of issues including the economy, tax reform, and immigration policy. >> the next big thing. bigad shaban in chicago. thank you so much. meanwhile exit polls found a divide among race and generations. the president's share of white voters shrunk from 2008. with more, here is anthony mason. >> here are three key groups that helped put the president over the top. the first was women. he won women 55% to 43%. that's about the same margin he won them by in 2008. he also won hispanics 69% to 29%. that's an improvement over how he did four years ago and they're a larger part of the electorate now. they were 10% this time around. four years ago, they were just 9%. finally he won young voters 50% to 36%. not as good as he did four years ago, but still an overwhelming victory among young voters. and when they left
citiesover counties named after him without creeder creek. the circle in washington depicts sheraton of the touring war house. in the act of realing his army at -- and no command the new army of the shenandoah. sheraton's size contributed to the impression of youth that he projected. he was just 5'5", and only 115 pounds in 1864. but it's grant memorable replied to one officer who commented on sheraton diminutive statute, i think you'll find him plenty big enough for the job. just before sheraton's appointment, confederate general and 14,000 troops had marched down the shenandoah valley across the plateau mick to washington. it was a shock. capital was thrown to a panic. grant rushed troops to the city from his army outside peter berg and early withdrawal. they merged four military department with the new one with sheraton in charge of it. he was ordered to pursue army to the death and to destroy the shenandoah valley grain, produce, and livestock. on september 19, he attacked the army and defeated it at the third battle of winchester. three days later, sheraton's army followed up wi
stock of what went wrong. members of the gop tell the washington post they plan a series of polls and focus groups to find new ways to appeal to more voters. could it lead to more cooperation with the white house? we put that question to former house speaker newt gingrich. >> i do think the problems we face are so large that it's irresponsible for the two governing parties to just start out by saying let's have four years of gridlock. they should at least try to find is there a common ground which is compatible with the values of both republicans and democrats that at least moves the ball forward 50% even if neither side gets 100% of what they want. >> newt gingrich and his wife callista were here during our noon news to promote their two new books. >>> there is a lot of talk today about a video just released by president obama's campaign and it features a rare emotional moment from the president who we all know is known for keeping it cool. >> because what you guys have done and the work that i'm doing is important. i'm really proud of that. i'm really proud of all of you and --
. >> it won't be a major story. any time we are talking about the possibility of winter weather in washington, that becomes front and center. this is not a major event. a the early in the year for it. we have the possibility of of a few snow showers in the forecast today. all right? >> all right. i see you trying to downplay it. >> one thing i can guarantee you, it is going to be cold this afternoon with highs only in the low 40s. you mix in the wind and out of the north and east and it will feel chilly. best chance for snow will be north and east. but what we're watching this is coastal storm. as it tracks off to the north and north and east, it looks like some of the bands of rain will be barbed into the washington area. we could see a few rain showers transition to some snow along the 95 and east corridor later this affect. all right. 41 right now in washington. no need to panic here. no need to run out and get toilet paper and milk. not going to be a major deal. it feels cold enough for winter weather. 37 in manassas and in culpeper. look the our storm system, starting to take shape. it w
four words. but not these first four words. so, i'll quote. i it was so disturbing so washington, i had to put the book down. addressed to a woman i can only assume is grunwalds wife, it reads to christina, my stimulus. this twit was trashing my dedication page. and i don't think the terrorists who are trying to kill salomon rushdie ever trashed his dedication page. so washington, said this kid who lives in washington. i woman i can only assume is grunwalds wife. i can only assume you're single, dude. he says, if christina really is his stimulus, does that mean she kept him from collapsing into an unprecedented depression? if we accept the definition of stimulus as something that rouses or incites to activity, the note comes across as a strangely explicit display of wonky ribaldry. come visit us in south beach, kid. we'll show you something. my stimulus is here tonight -- wait, where -- there she is, and christina did prevent me from collapsing into a depression. anybody who has ever written a book can empathize with. she most definitely rouses to activity. and it's like, change that di
>> pelley: tonight, can they fix washington now? the politicians who brought us gridlock are reelected. >> tonight you voted for action, not politics as usual. >> let's rise above the dysfunction and do the right thing together for our country. >> pelley: reports from nancy cordes, dean reynolds and anthony mason. a countdown begins to automatic tax increases and huge budget cuts. wyatt andrews on the fiscal cliff. a nor'easter bears down on shores ravaged by sandy. ben tracy is there. we'll have the forecast. >> i don't know if we can mentally handle another storm. >> pelley: and one secret to the president's success was the changing face of america. anna werner on the new voters who helped push him over the top. captioning sponsored by cbs >> this is the cbs evening news with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. this is a spend one-hour edition. >> pelley: good evening. this is a special one-hour edition. $6 billion was spent on political campaigns and when they were over nothing much changed. republicans will still control the house, democrats the senate, and barack
-- controversial thing. american politicians were enthusiastic about this. news gets to washington, and the senate starts to debate whether the ratification of the treaty, and the only major obstacle to the purchase then arises is that jefferson, himself, strict views of the power of the federal government led him to believe that the federal government did not have the power to acquire territory, and he starts to hem and haw and say what we need is a constitutional amendment to give the government this power. now, napolian in france overthrew his government. he was not likely would be impressed by the argument. he makes noises saying, look, i'll just revoke the treaty. it's not been ratified yet. madison, our baseline alternative, comes to jefferson -- >> host: the secretary of state. >> guest: right, in the room for every negotiation. madison comes to jefferson, you can't do this anymore. you have to agree. you have to yield. it's too big an opportunity to let your strict view of the federal government hold sway. he backs down. they go. they make the purchase. that's fine. the way this story goes
x live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> our journey has been long. we have picked ourselves up. we have fought our way back. and we know in our hearts that the best is yet to come. >> celebration time for president obama. his campaign has won reelection and he is pledging to work with leaders in both parties to improve america. it is wednesday, november 7. i n steve chenevey. >> i and cynnÉ simpson. let's get to meteorologist jacqui jeras. >> we are watching the storm that had sped up and is becoming stronger than initially expected. cloud cover and wet weather are off to our east. this will stay relatively light for the metro area. temperature is a very cold. 41 at reg and national. cold enough we will definitely have light snow. the biggest impact of the light snow will be to our north and east. 42 and blustery at noon. by 5:00, possibly some snow. the western counties are getting off easy on this one. maybe an inch of snow. details coming up. first, let's check on traffic this
not be higher. the president headed back to washington where the voters decided he should stay for four more years. at his campaign headquarters in washington, he thanked staff and supporters. this, after a night of emotional celebration in his hometown of chicago. 20,000 turned out, sharing tears and hugs. >> a long campaign is now over. and whether i earned your vote or not, i have listened to you. i have learned from you. and you have made me a better president. >> reporter: a passionate speech. >> michelle, i have never loved you more. >> reporter: mixed with a little bit of humor, aimed at his daughters. >> i am so proud of you guys, but i will say that for now, one dog is probably enough. >> reporter: the president has held almost 200 campaign events, logging thousands of miles on board air force one, the two candidates spending nearly $900 million, making this the most expensive campaign in history. it is the victory that at times seemed impossible. and sharply divided electorate. >> a toxic and disruptive debate here on capitol hill. >> reporter: mr. obama seemed to recognize the ren
, who told supporters in boston he gave it his all and insisted washington must come together. >> the nation, as you know, is at a critical point. at a time like this, we can't risk partisan bickering and political posturing. our leaders have to reach across the aisle to do the people's work. >> the romney family has chosen to give back to america through public service, and that is the legacy that we honor and applaud tonight. >> reporter: the president won with slim majorities in key states -- ohio, pennsylvania, wisconsin, iowa, colorado, new hampshire. virginia and nevada weren't called until early this morning after he was declared the projected winner. still outstanding, florida, where at 2:00 a.m. people were still in line voting. and, of course, all of their votes will still have to be counted, not to mention provisional ballots in ohio that we thought might be the deciding factor in this race. we're live this morning in chicago at obama's victory headquarters, i'm tracie potts. back to you. >> tracie, a question for you. we know the president -- the race was called fo
, the washington field office of the f.b.i. has been investigating the possible misuse of campaign funds, according to federal sources, who say discussions about a possible plea deal began in just the past few weeks. today, for the first time, jackson acknowledged that investigation. a plea deal does not appear to be imminent, jeff. late today, jackson's lawyers put out a written statement in which they said, "we hope to negotiate a fair resolution of the matter, but the process could take several months." >> glor: chip reid, thank you. congress and the president have just 40 days to avoid the so- called fiscal cliff. when the ball drops on new year's eve, tax hikes and severe spending cuts will kick in automatically unless a deal is reached. wyatt andrews spoke with two men who say they know how it should be done, if only washington would listen. >> reporter: two years ago, the fiscal commission chaired by democrat erskine bowles and former republican senator alan simpson proposed every basic element of the fiscal cliff solution being discussed now. their plan was a mixture of higher taxes, lower
we will be joined by zachary goldfarb. our guests will also include alex gilb. "washington journal" is next. host: good morning and welcome to the washington journal. makers are in washington for the remaining weeks of the lame-duck session. the president is taking his ideas on the road to meet with the public. the white house says toy manufacturer is would be hard hit. republicans are planning meetings with small business owners across the country to force the president to back down on raising taxes on the wealthy. former florida governor jeb bush is gathering policy experts and dedication leader's fourth annual education summit. we covered yesterday's events pick. that's where we begin. mr. bush says the unions are barriers to better schools. how would you fix your school system? we want to get your take on it. also, send us a tweet, post your comments on facebook, or send us an e-mail. we begin with the "washington times headline" -- we want to show you what the former florida governor had to say at yesterday's event. [video clip] >> we need to have a teacher evaluation system
idea. >> reporter: fighting for the electoral votes, he pledged he the not make deals in washington to hurt americans. >> if the price of deals in washington is to cut off financial aid or get rid of funding for planned hairent -- parenthood or let insurance companies discriminate against people with pre-existing conditions or poor or elderly or disabled, i won't pay that price. >> reporter: he's making a final push for votes in ohio and a fitting in where he won the caucuses in 2008, setting the stage for his first term. in that final speech in des moines, he will be a companied by first lady michelle obama. >> the president's republican rival mitt romney spent his afternoon in battleground virginia shoring up votes. the commonwealth is one of five stops in four critical swing states. jennifer davis is live from the presidential hopefuls campaign. >> reporter: hi there, brian. as he makes his way in the grand ballroom in boston, they're getting ready for tomorrow night's election rally and his campaign is feeling optimistic and they believe people here will be celebrating. one day
washington -- we are live in mount washington. >> we have a new accident >> good morning. this is a live look outdoors. 32 degrees downtown. it feels a lot like a winter. the storm is tracking up the coast. i am live at mount washington tavern, which is basically a report after a fire. things are really looking up. why don't we toast to it/ ? >> i am making an elderberry sidecar. it is sweet and tasty. a little bit of brandy. >> i have my work cut out for me this morning. >> elderberry. i didn't know that existed. absolutely. still added a trend -- started a trend. more liquor. >> some lemon juice. >> is this a new drink? >> this is a new drink. we have specialty drinks. we try to expand on that. and orange twist. >> beautiful. >> all yours. >> cheers to the new mount washington tavern. that is good. he did cut all that alcohol. it is new. we will preview all the changes. they opened yesterday. this new elderberry drinks. >> i am impressed. you were talking about monty python. we will play a drinking game. take a drink every time you hear coverage.r" or a team >> i'm not going to make it. >>
>> "inside washington" is brought you in part by the american federation of government employees, proud to make america work. for more information about afge and membership, visit afge.org. >> production assistance for "inside washington" was provided by allbritton communications and politico, reporting on the legislative, executive, and political arena. >> we are going to die. we are going to freeze. >> this week on "inside washington," sandy's brutal october surprised. >> i want to thank the president personally. >> how many votes are these photographs worth? how do you compete with the natural disaster? climate change? neither candidate wants to go near its. the new unemployment number -- how will it play in the polling place? jeep jobs in china flap. >> sold chrysler to italians who are going to build jeeps in china. >> an outrageous lie. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> we thought this is going to be a special preelection broadcast, that all we would have to do is handicapped the election. then along came hurricane sandy. in politics, a wi
conviction is serious or violent. >>> president obama will head back to washington this afternoon after celebrating his reelection in his home state of illinois. reporter rene marsh is live in chicago. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, pam. so now the newly elected newly reelected i should say president obama he has a lot of work to do. one of the unresolved issues he has to tackle now that fiscal cliff. but before he gets back to work, he took a little time to celebrate his victory with supporters here at his head quarters early this morning. >>> electrified youd greeted president barack obama early wednesday morning. he says he's ready for four more years. >> with your stories and your struggles, i return to the white house more determined and more inspired than ever about the work we need to do and the future that lies ahead. >> reporter: his reelection comes after a nail biting night of returns. his president defended his home turf and won several critical swing states including ohio. pushing him over the 270 electoral vote mark. >> i want to thank every american who particip
on the dysfunction in washington that americans said they hate. they went to bed election night hoping to fix that. speed really matters here. in just seven weeks the bush tax cuts expire, automatic spending cuts agreed to by both parties kick in. we call it the fiscal cliff and even though it's more like the fiscal steep slope it could do some very bad things to the economy. concerns about rolling down it or falling off it or whatever you want to call it have made markets nervous and credit rating agencies and economists of all stripes are warning about the consequences of not hammering out a deal in time. politicians in both parties, they've been sending out mixed signals ever since the election. on the one hand they're talking about common ground. take a look. >> we want our children to live in america that isn't burdened by debt. that isn't threatened by a warming planet. >> the nation as you know is at a critical point. at a time like this, we can't risk partisan bickering and political posturing. >> if there's a mandate in yesterday's results it's a mandate for us to find a way to work toget
the parties in washington and urged leaders to work together. >> the nation as you know is at a critical point. at a time like this, we can't risk partisan bickering and political posturing. our lead verse to reach across the aisle to do the people's work. >> while the electoral college makes this win look far more decisive than the popular vote, that is just one of the quirks of the u.s. electoral voting system that many people worldwide have been learning about. 303, the number of delegates that he has to romney's 206. despite the very close popular vote, again, the electoral college votes make it much more decisive. florida remains a toss-up. clearly not going to make a difference to the overall outcome. 270, that was the number to reesm we knew once we started to get the results from ohio, that it was going in barack obama's way decisively. yes, 303 to barack obama 206 to mitt romney. >> but the race for the white house wasn't the only major contest as control of congress was also up for grabs. the democrats held on to the senate picking up two additional seats in massachusetts, where eliz
, november 7th. a live look at the washington monument right here in d.c. cold and chilly. but the big news of the day, the election is over. we know who is going to be the president now actually lot of the other issues on the ballot have been settled so lots of election things to talk about as well as some weather. >> yeah. >> good morning to you. i'm wisdom martin. >> i'm sarah simmons. >> before we get to weather, this. president obama and the first family greeting a huge crowd of supporters in chicago last night. he took to the stage around 1 charleston 30 this morning shortly after republican challenger mitt romney conceded the race in a phone call. look at the crowd there. just amazing. we'll have more owe legislation coverage coming up here in just a second. as wisdom mentioned, we've got some i don't want to say winter weather. we do have a storm moving in. >> just say it. >> i know. >> just say it. just get it out. we have we have cold temperatures to start your day and the potential for winter weather later. not going to be a major deal but you might see some snowflakes flying du
needed as far as the president goes. he will return to washington later today. >> reporting live from chicago i'm renee marsh back to you. >> mitt romney took to the stage late last night to concede that rise. he spoke briefly in a speech very different from the 1 hours earlier. more on the former massachusetts governor last words. >> in the early hours of election day he said he called president obama and the race was over. >> if i so wish that i have been a will to fulfill your hopes and leaving the country in a different direction. the nation shows another leader. so and and i join with you too earnestly pray for him and for this great nation. >> the move was a stark contrast to his announcement in june 2011. >> i believe in america and i'm running for president of the nine states. >> and to the crowd to welcome him on a last minute a election day trip to the critical state of ohio and pennsylvania. >> thank you for your work. you guys are families. thank you so much. >> neither state went rummies way making it impossible for him to pick up the two month 70 elect four votes needed
to washington today after winning the electoral college, the popular vote and a second term. good evening, i'm judy woodruff. >> ifill: and i'm gwen ifill. on the "newshour" tonight, kwame holman wraps up the results and the reaction and ray suarez reports from chicago on the president's day. >> woodruff: we assess the tactics that led to success for the obama campaign and failure for mitt romney. >> ifill: we examine the messages voters sent yesterday with jeffrey brown, who looks at the makeup of congress and the new laws around the country. >> woodruff: what to do about the fiscal cliff, healthcare and immigration? we explore the challenges ahead in the next four years. >> ifill: and back with us again, for analysis, are mark shields and david brooks. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and
>> as they returned to washington this week, some lawmakers from both parties were talking about compromise to avoid the january fiscal cliff, showing a willingness to put spending cuts and revenues on the negotiating table. the white house warned that the uncertainty of potential tax hikes for middle-class taxpayers could hurt consumer confidence during the holiday shopping session. that could have a big effect on the economy. the washington post writes that the white house is ratcheting up pressure to avoid the fiscal cliff. on c-span tonight, we will bring you some of the house and senate debate from august of 2011, when congress passed the budget control act that triggered cuts to take effect on january 1. we will also hear from president obama, who signed the deficit reduction measure into law, part of the deal to raise the debt ceiling. first, senate majority leader harry reid and republican majority leader mitch mcconnell will talk on the senate floor about the january fiscal deadline. >> since our country voted to return president obama to the white house, i have spoken o
example. "the washington post" said i your humble correspondent served up a bigoted commentary. quote a couple hours before president obama was declared the victor bill o'reilly offered up his explanation why it was about to use because it's a containing country not a traditional america how many. in case many might be confused about the meaning of traditional he elaborated the white establishment is now the minority. in other words, the problem was too many voters of color. how vile. how vile. in other words, you pinheads have no right to lie about me by putting fabricated words in my mouth. that's not what i said. you disgrace the journalism industry. you seek to demonize anyone who disagrees with your far left view. am i being clear enough? the whited establishment no longer dominates the political field in america. that is crystal clear. i don't lament that. i'm not pining for a return to calvin coolidge i just reported it but for crazed idealogues that's inconsequential. the post summed up their dishonest commentary saying quote: it's encouraging that many republicans are repudi
without cedar creek. a statue in sheridan circle in washington depicts sheridan on his towering warhorse in the act of rowling his army at cedar creek. green with age, a statute conveys sheridan's electric energy. lincoln and more secretary ever stand had thought of the 33 year-old sheridan too young when grant proposed in july 1864 that he command the new army of the shenandoah. sheridan's size contributed to the impression of youth that he projected. he was just 5'5" and only 115 pounds in 1864. but as grant memorably replied to one officer commented on sheridan's diminutive stature, i think you'll find him plenty big enough for the job. just before sheridan's appointment, confederate general early and 14,000 troops have marched down the shenandoah valley, across the potomac at threatened washington, the tremendous shock, the capital was thrown into a panic, grant rushed troops to the city from his army outside petersburg, and early withdrew. to prevent a recurrence, the lincoln administration merged for military departments into a new one, with sheridan in charge of it. he was ordered
than the soul destroying drugs is the menace of marijuana. >> today, the state of washington with its 75 years of the national marijuana prohibition and said, it is time for a new approach. >> from reefer madness to sensible reform. colorado and washington become the first two states to approve regulating, taxing, and controlling marijuana similar to alcohol. will there be a showdown with the federal government which still considers the plant a dangerous drug? as the most expensive election in u.s. history comes to a close, we will talk about the issue facing more and more americans that rarely got a mention in the presidential campaign -- poverty. >> the problem is, obama himself no better than romney is still very much part of a system that has failed poor and working people. capitalism is not working for poor and working people in america. we have to bear witness to that. >> we will speak what dr. cornel west and pbs host tavis smiley. together they have written, "the rich and the rest of us: a poverty manifesto." all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!," democracyn
for supporters of same-sex marriage. voters in maryland, maine and washington state all approved gay marriage yesterday. in minnesota, voters defeated the measure that would define marriage as only between a man and a woman. news4's chris gordon shows us the new law in maryland includes protections for people who are opposed to gay marriage. >> reporter: supporters of marriage equality, celebrated. 51% of the voters cast ballots against it. >> as the world changes, you have to accept ideas. so i had to go along with it. it wasn't my belief. >> you're born who you are. how can a christian tell son th -- someone they can't marry who they want to. >> reporter: same-sex marriages in churches throughout the state. but the law says any pastor, caterer, photographer or party planner who doesn't want to participate in the gay marriage doesn't have to. >> it's important for people to understand that two-thirds of the bill contains religious exemption language. that exempts clergy and religious institutions who do not acknowledge same-sex marriage because of their particular beliefs. >> reporter: some
for help. i want to bring in the "washington post" columnist dana, and a laugh with the president asking for prayers and has it come down to that, prayers? >> well, i don't know, richard. you always hate to predict success in the town, because they have many ways of snatching a failure from the jaws of victory here, but it does seem that there is at least the contours of some sort of an agreement like if there is goodwill which is always a big if, that there is the ability to work this out or at least on a temporary basis by the end of the year. they are all making the right noises and certainly if we have got the guys in the safron robes on board, what can stop us. >> the more the merrier. jackie, the president is reach ing out to the ceos here, and has he learned that you can't huddle in washington in a bubble anymore and there has to be outreach and that is why he met with the business leaders before, and labor leaders and he made that call yesterday that we were talking about, and you put that all together and anymore that he can do here? >> well, the outside pressure does help and p
will travel to colorado and iowa. >> the washington post today is out with its endorsements of major questions. endorses question 7 the dream act which would allow illegal immigrants to pay instate tuition. on question 5 whether to approve the congressional redistricting map. the post recommends against it. saying allows politicians to choose their voters rather than the other way around. the board supports question 6 to allow same sex marriage and expanding gambling in maryland including a casino and national harbor, the post says should vote for question 7 saying the state can't afford to pass up the projected revenue. >> millions of people in more than 30 states and dc came out ely to cast their vote before election day. early voting has played a huge roll with key states already releasing the party of those who voted early. voters in our area responded to this year's early voting. i've seen some of the footage. >> the lines. i know wisdom was telling us, he had to wait in line as well. huge turn out for early voting. of those early votings, specifically in florida, 43% were democrats and 4
. >>> here is a look for our advisories. not here and washington but just north and east. a winter weather advisory where they are expecting accumulations of about an inch of snow. there's your planner, high temperatures, you are looking at them. 40 degrees. the winds are going to pick up in the wake of the system and a little snow and rain around here by 5:00 p.m. more details on the storm coming up. let's do traffic and get the latest from julie wright. >> right now no problems reported off of 66. traffic volume heavy and slow towards 28. and traffic volume slowing here at fair oaks eastbound at 123. all of the lanes are open. had a little hiccup reports on the beltway. traffic remains heavy and slow. lanes are open both south on 95 to 290. accident active still in play. still tying up the two right lines. that's a check of your fox 5 on time traffic. >> america has decided. and president bar back obama wins a second term in office as our nation's president. and the popular vote the president leads romney by 2.3 million votes. >> take a look at the electoral map. president obama with 303
sticks and stones? well, words may not hurt you but word from washington are once again spooking the markets. just look at that dip right before noon. how do you protect your money from the washington speak? >>> daily deals turning to daily duds. living social announces layoffs. groupon's board discussing the future of its ceo. is time running out on those daily deal websites and their business model? >>> and, the hottest tech trends of 2013. we'll show you how you can cash in today. i'm happy to be back from washington. i'm happy sue herera is at the center of the action -- i'm just a happy guy, sue. i'm glad to have you back, too. >>> it happened just before noon. once again the markets tanking, a steep dive after discouraging words from washington on the state of the fiscal cliff. this time it was house speaker boehner speaking with reporters after meeting with treasury secretary tim geithner. eamon javers is in washington with the latest. eamon, the sentiment down here is these guys should stop talking and start crafting a deal. >> reporter: that's the sentiment here in the h
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